Colette Ward - Infinity Yoga
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Gayle came highly recommended to me as the best person to help in an initial 1-1 situation. My interest was in breaking down postures, from the foundation to finding flight.
One of Scotland’s, if not the UK’s, highest regarded coaches in understanding movement and the anatomy of the human body.
However not just any movement but specific, individual movement that is appropriate to you!
Gayle is incredibly attentive and understands the whole body and mind connection.
I am so glad to have met this kind, gentle (probably one of the most yogic people I know, without being a Yogi (yet!) extremely knowledgeable and talented lady.
It is a privilege for us to have her at our studio running a variety of movement workshops and her knowledge will be key to our future teacher training at the studio.
I can’t recommend Gayle enough!
This works! I could simply leave it at that but you wouldn’t get to know the wonders of working with Gayle.
For me, I had a chronic SI joint pain mainly from over-training.
Yes, pilates helped a lot and so did programmed weight training but now and again the gnawing pain would return and I despaired at ever being without it. I knew Gayle a little and watched her take workshops and loved her natural enthusiasm for her work and life in general which I admired. But mostly I loved the way she moved, even in walking.
She made things look effortless, natural and pain-free and I wanted to feel like that. I signed up for a 1-1 programme with her over several weeks. She explored what my intention was. I just wanted to move without pain, no fancy tricks (just yet) but to basically feel good in my body.
I thought I knew my core strength until Gayle started with some very basic movements, so basic in fact I struggled to do any of them but that was the point. In order to move well, Gayle encourages you to go back to the beginning and explore. She teaches you patience, breathing, feeling, control and all with a humungous dollop of fun and contagious laughter.
The wonder of Gayle is also that she cares, you matter to her and she wants you to become better and better. Gayle’s methods work! Not only did the pain go completely but my knowledge grew and I learned to be kind to my body and feel each and every finger, toe, muscle, back, tummy and teach myself how to move with grace and strength combined, a lethal combination!
So whether you want to be pain-free, walk on your hands, move like a kid again or develop super human strength, Gayle is who I would recommend. Oh she also has the heart of a lion. #belikegayle
Gayle has been coaching me since December 2017 when I approached her to help me with a niggling hamstring injury.
For the first 6 to 8 weeks we worked up building my hip strength which in turn has sorted out my hamstring issue. We are now working on the magic that is handbalance!
Gayle is one of the best coaches I have worked with. Her belief in your ability makes you try things you thought impossible and her attention to detail is awesome. No session ever feels like a chore it’s always fun and informative.
Would I recommend Gayle? 100%. Best thing I have done in a while. If you want magical shit to happen get booked in!
Initially I started training with Gayle to skill up my hand balancing techniques, but I keep coming back for more 1-2-1 sessions for many reasons.
Gayle is a brilliant teacher, she spotted the kinks and weaker links in my movement patterns straight away and gave me the confidence and tools to progress.
She is a wonderful person with a great outlook on life and after each session I leave feeling uplifted and filled with energy.
I like to feel physically challenged and mentally stimulated when training, Gayle taps straight into this and effortlesly makes learning really fun!
I can’t recommend her enough!
With a lot of apprehension (due to my complete lack of coordination and common sense) I signed up for Gayle’s Fundamental Handstand course. From the first minute of the workshop I felt welcomed, involved and was really looking forward to what she had in store for us.
Gayle, very simply, makes learning fun.
She is enthusiastic about her ‘sport’ and this enthusiasm and deep knowledge is motivational. She has a super ability to adapt her instruction taking into consideration the experience and current skill set (or lack of it) of everyone in her class. I loved every single minute of the workshop and Gayle’s love of her work and the positive effect it has on your body, and mind, makes you just want to get out there and practise.
And do you know just how much I enjoyed it? I went back – again – and built on the knowledge and skills that I had gathered from the first time. Gayle…..you’re a star ⭐
February 2018 I decided to set myself a goal of a 10s freestanding handstand. After 1.5 months I realised I hadn’t made much progress. I decided I needed professional help.
I contacted Gayle to get a one to one lesson. I immediately felt the benefits from that one session.
She gave me more in-depth details regarding handstand technique and exercises for progress. I immediately felt the benefit and excitement! I went home with a tailor made training program.
In every appointment with Gayle she has managed to provide a set of techniques that would help me to improve and understand questions in my handstand journey.
Gayle has an in-depth understanding of handstand and I ‘m beginning to feel the connections in my body. Plus I feel so much stronger!
Every training session I have a smile on my face; feeling that am a step closer to my target.
I am enjoying and looking forward to every handstand lesson with Gayle. I can’t wait!
I know that I WILL achieve my goal!
Gayle is awesome! Everyone should work with her. She is always welcoming and warm and makes you feel like you can do anything without worrying or being afraid of getting hurt.
She is really inspiring in pursuing her own physical skills, extensive knowledge.